I went by a KBT Outlet and found that they had re-stocked the SC cars (I found several that they did not have before, but not the ones I wanted). I was digging through them when the manager and a "suit" walked by and asked if I needed any help. I told them that I was looking for the red GT350 (like the one above) and the "suit" told me that it would be on the shelf if they did. He also told me that they were not getting anymore and had shipped all they had from their warehouse. He said that the reason that they had gotten them was because they contain typos on the box and were refused (I have found one typo 'perfommance') by the original purchaser.
I went ahead and bought a blue street GT350 (I already had the blue/white and the white/blue "R" versions).
As a side note, the www.shelbycollectibles.com site only loads the front page, everything else is not working. So could it be that Shelby got out of the diecast business before he got in? :giggle
I am not speculating or reading anything into it, but 'Ol Shel' sure has a way to put attorneys to work.
There is a KB Outlet in my town, that the last time I was there, had a ton of GT-350's and Cobra's (haven't seen any Daytona's). If anyone is interested, I would be willing to pick one up for my direct cost of purchase and shipping, plus $5 USD for my time and effort, and packing material. I bought two GT-350's for $30 USD (including local sales tax) each.
Well, Last night I was on various phone calls till about 11:30 and while doing so, I had my SC GT350 street car and my Lane GT350R right in front of me and I have to tell you, they are both crude! :giggle
Instead of falling in love with the SC I ended up being pissed about the money I spent on the Lane
I am planning on a complete side by side review but for a brief preview........
You can see some of the reasons the SC is 1/3 the price of the Lane.
But, there are some areas where the SC is much better than the Lane including the paint. I was shocked at how nice it responded to about 15 minutes of polishing. Now, underneath the paint, some of the metal finishing was not up to par but some of the moulded in detail in the body casting was actually sharper.
Getting back to the paint, my Lane looks like its paint was applied with a glue stick :giggle
The engine and interior detail are a step above on the Lane but my SC has better panel fit and not just by a little bit. The nicer detail on the Lane is fine until you remember that the price is $60 more :confused
The chassis details are also nicer on the Lane but the question become how much nicer?
The best 65 and 66 Shelby is still the Lane but the SC at 1/3 the price is way closer than it should be.
Now, the 67 and 68 Lane Shelby's are fantastic but if I wanted to start a collection of 65 and 66 cars, I would be shopping at KB and on the way home, I would pick up some Meguiars :giggle